Elbląg

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Elbląg
Port and the Old Town
Port and the Old Town
Flag of Elbląg
Flag
Coat of arms of Elbląg
Coat of arms
Elbląg is located in Poland
Elbląg
Elbląg
Coordinates: Coordinates: 54°10′0″N 19°24′0″E / 54.16667°N 19.40000°E / 54.16667; 19.40000
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County city county
Established 1237
City rights 1246
Government
 • Mayor Witold Wróblewski
Area
 • Total 79,82 km2 (3,082 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 124 257
 • Density 1,588.2/km2 (4,113/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82-300 to 82-315
Area code(s) +48 055
Car plates NE
Website http://www.umelblag.pl

Elblag (German: Elbing Latin: Elbinga) is a city in northern Poland on the eastern edge of the Żuławy region with 124,257 inhabitants (December 31, 2011). Elbląg is one of the oldest cities in the province and in Poland.

Elbląg is located about 55 kilometres (34 miles) south-east of Gdańsk and 90 km (56 mi) south-west of Kaliningrad, Russia. The city is a port on the river Elbląg, which flows into the Vistula Lagoon about 10 km (6 mi) to the north, thus giving the city access to the Baltic Sea via the Russian-controlled Strait of Baltiysk. The Old Town (Polish: Stare Miasto) is located on the river Elbląg connecting Lake Drużno to the Vistula Lagoon, about 10 km (6 mi) from the lagoon and 60 km (37 mi) from Gdańsk.

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